T20 World Cup 2021, the most prestigious T20 event, returns after five years to once again up the ante for the shorter format of the game. With IPL 2021 coming to an end in the UAE, the venue for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup remains the same with Oman joining as co-hosts. The action will shift from from eight teams in IPL to 16 nations challenging each other for the ultimate glory in the world of T20 cricket. While India was initially supposed to host the event, BCCI had to shift the event to UAE due to the pandemic.
If you are wondering how to livestream the T20 World Cup or watch from the comfort of your own home, then we have you covered. From Disney+ Hotstar subscription to streaming on your phone, laptop, and other devices, here is what you need to know.
ICC T20 Cricket World Cup Schedule Today (India Time)
|November 14th||Australia vs New Zealand (Final)||7.30pm||Dubai|
T20 World Cup 2021 live streaming online: where to watch on mobile, laptop and TV?
The official broadcaster of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in India is Star Network. As a result, you will also be able to stream all the matches on your smartphone, laptop, tablet or television using Disney+ Hotstar. Please do note that you will need a subscription to stream the matches from Disney+ Hotstar.
Disney+ Hotstar revamped its plans with effect from September 2021, and now offers three different plans to consumers. The basic plan is now called Mobile and is priced at Rs 499 for a year. This plan comes with a restriction where you can stream only on one mobile device at 720p resolution. The second plan is called Super and is priced at Rs 899 for a year. This plan allows two devices allowing 1080p videos and there is no restriction on device type, which means you can stream on phone, laptop, TV or any other device. The last plan is Premium which will set you back Rs 1,499 a year and allows for four different devices at the same time with up to 4K quality and Dolby 5.1.
T20 World Cup 2021 cricket matches start date and time in India
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup begins on October 17th with the first match being held between co-hosts Oman and Papua New Guinea. The first match is scheduled to begin at 3.30pm IST on October 17th and on the same day, there is a second match between Bangladesh and Scotland at 7.30pm IST. As mentioned above, there are a total of 45 matches in this tournament with the final set for November 14th at 7.30pm in India.
T20 World Cup 2021 cricket live streaming free in India: how to watch
The easiest way to watch the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is by streaming the game on any device of your choice or on your smartphone with Disney+ Hotstar subscription. While Disney+ Hotstar requires a subscription, you can stream the T20 World Cup matches for free via Disney+ Hotstar using select plans offered by major telecom operators in the country. Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone bundle Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription with select plans for both prepaid and postpaid subscribers.
Jio prepaid recharge plans with free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription
Reliance Jio is the leading telecom operator in the country. It has built its network on the back of affordable data plans and access to services like Disney+ Hotstar. With Disney+ Hotstar revamping its plans, Jio has also updated its offering and there are four plans that offer free access to Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription in addition to other benefits.
- Jio Rs 499 Cricket Plan: 3GB data per day with 6GB extra data, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS per day, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile annual subscription, and Jio Suite access for a period of 28 days.
- Jio Rs 666 Cricket Plan: 2GB data per day, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS/day, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile annual subscription, Jio Suite access and 56 days validity.
- Jio Rs 888 Cricket Plan: 2GB data per day with 5GB extra data, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS/day, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile annual subscription, Jio Suite access for 84 days.
- Jio Rs 2,599 Cricket plan: 2GB data per day, 10GB extra data, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS/day, 365 days validity, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile annual subscription, Jio Suite access.
Airtel prepaid recharge plans with free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription
Airtel has gained a lot of new subscribers in the past few months and has scripted a comeback despite strong competition from Jio. The incumbent operator, like Jio, also offers plans with bundled Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription to its customers. Here is a look at three plans from Airtel that offer streaming and other benefits.
- Airtel Rs 499 recharge plan: 3GB data per day, unlimited calls, 100 SMS per day, 28 days validity, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription, Amazon Prime Video Mobile Edition free trial, 3-month Apollo 24|7 circle, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag, 1-year Shaw Academy access, Wynk Music and free Hellotunes
- Airtel Rs 699 recharge plan: 2GB data per day, unlimited calls, 100 SMS/day, 56 days validity, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription, Amazon Prime Video Mobile Edition free trial, 3-month Apollo 24|7 circle, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag, 1-year Shaw Academy access, Wynk Music, free Hellotunes
- Airtel Rs 2,798 recharge plan: 2GB data per day, unlimited calls, 100 SMS/day, 365 days validity, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription, Amazon Prime Video Mobile Edition free trial, 3-month Apollo 24|7 circle, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag, 1-year Shaw Academy access, Wynk Music, free Hellotunes
Vi (Vodafone Idea) prepaid recharge plans with free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription
Vi is the distant third operator in India’s telecom market and while it has found some relief, it is trying to mount a challenge with its plans. With the month-long cricket season days away, Vi (Vodafone India) might try to win back some of the customers it lost to rivals. Here is a look at five plans from Vi that offer Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription.
- Vi Rs 501 recharge plan: 3GB data per day + 16GB extra data, unlimited calls, 100 SMS per day, weekend data rollover benefit, binge all night, Vi Movies & TV VIP, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile for 28 days.
- Vi Rs 601 data plan: 75GB data, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile, no service validity.
- Vi Rs 701 recharge plan: 56 days validity, 100 SMS per day, 3GB data per day with 32GB additional data, Weekend Rollover benefit, Binge All Night, Vi Movies & TV VIP, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription.
- Vi Rs 901 recharge plan: 84 days validity, 100 SMS per day, 3GB data per day + 48GB extra data, Weekend Rollover benefit, Binge All Night, Vi Movies & TV VIP, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription
- Vi Rs 2,595 recharge plan: 365 days validity, 100 SMS per day, 1.5GB data per day, Weekend Rollover benefit, Binge All Night, Vi Movies & TV Classic, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription.
Jio postpaid plans with free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription
Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription is not available for free only to prepaid users. Even postpaid customers can enjoy the free benefits. Reliance Jio is offering a free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription with all JioPostPaid Plus plans. The regular plan priced at Rs 199 is the only one to skip on this free offer. The JioPostPaid Plus plans are priced at Rs 399, Rs 599, Rs 799, Rs 999 and Rs 1,499 for 75GB, 100GB, 150GB, 200GB and 300GB data respectively. Apart from Disney+ Hotstar subscription, these plans also offer access to free Netflix, Amazon Prime and Jio Apps.
Airtel postpaid plans with free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription
Airtel recently revamped its postpaid plans to offer only four major plans to its customers. These plans start from Rs 399 and like Jio, Airtel is not offering free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription with the basic Rs 399 plan. However, Airtel plans priced at Rs 499, Rs 999 and Rs 1,599 offer free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription and data of 75GB, 150GB and 500GB respectively. You will also get access to Amazon Prime Video, unlimited calls, 100 SMS per day, handset protection and Airtel Xstream app access.
Vi (Vodafone Idea) postpaid plans with free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription
Vi, formerly known as Vodafone India, offers three plans that are called as Disney+ Hotstar offer. The three postpaid plans priced at Rs 499, Rs 699 and Rs 1,099 offer free one year subscription to Disney+ Hotstar. These plans also include free Prime Video and Vi Movies & TV subscription. However, if you are looking for a Netflix subscription too then you must look at the Rs 1,099 postpaid plan.
Jio Fiber broadband plans with Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile offer
While mobile broadband is the primary mode of internet access in the country, broadband penetration is also catching up in a big way. With the launch of fiber broadband service from Reliance Jio, here is a look at some of the plans that offer free access to Disney+ Hotstar and other OTT offerings.
- Jio Fiber Rs 999 Plan: Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile + 13 other OTT apps, 150Mbps speed, Unlimited voice calling
- Jio Fiber Rs 1,499 Plan: Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile and 14 other OTT apps, 300Mbps speed, Unlimited voice calling
- Jio Fiber Rs 2,499 Plan: Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile and 14 other OTT apps, 500Mbps speed, Unlimited voice calling
- Jio Fiber Rs 3,999 Plan: Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile and 14 other OTT apps, 1Gbps speed, Unlimited voice calling
- Jio Fiber Rs 8,499 Plan: Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile and 14 other OTT apps, 1Gbps speed, Unlimited voice calling
Airtel Xstream Fiber broadband plans with Disney+ Hotstar Super subscription
Airtel Xstream is the fiber broadband service from Airtel and the company also offers Disney+ Hotstar membership. Unlike Reliance Jio, Airtel Xstream is offering Disney+ Hotstar Super subscription to its customers, which allows users to stream content across two devices at once including a television. Here is a look at the most popular plans from Airtel Xstream:
- Airtel Xstream Entertainment Rs 999 Plan: Disney+ Hotstar Super subscription, unlimited data at up to 200Mbps, unlimited voice calls, Amazon Prime and Wynk Music.
- Airtel Xstream Professional Rs 1,499 Plan: Disney+ Hotstar Super subscription, unlimited data at up to 300Mbps, unlimited voice calls, Amazon Prime and Wynk Music.
- Airtel Xstream Infinity Rs 3,999 Plan: Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription, unlimited data at up to 1Gbps, unlimited voice calls, Amazon Prime and Wynk Music.
Disney+ Hotstar subscription discount offers
While telecom offers are one of the easiest ways to get Disney+ Hotstar subscription, there are also other routes to avail discounts on Disney+ Hotstar. One of the most prominent ways is to use your credit card. There are extra 5X reward points and 5 percent cashback on Disney+ Hotstar gift vouchers and gift cards with HDFC credit and debit cards. For example, with HDFC Infinia card, your Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscription priced at Rs 1,499 will become available at an effective price of Rs 1,274.
You can also get up to 7 percent discount on Disney+ Hotstar Premium membership on Magicpin. You can visit this link to avail the offer where you will get a subscription code to avail discount on your registered mobile number. This subscription code can then be used on Hotstar app or website while activating the Premium subscription. Please note this offer is not applicable when you switch from an existing plan to Premium.
T20 World Cup 2021: complete schedule with date and time (IST)
As mentioned earlier, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will feature a total of 16 teams and 45 matches. There is a group stage featuring eight teams from October 17th to October 22nd and from this group, four teams will qualify for Super 12 stage. With Super 12 stage, we will again see two groups with six teams each. Out of these 12 teams, only four will qualify for the semi-finals and the winners of these semi-finals will meet for the World Cup final on November 14th.
|Match No.||Date||Match||Group||Timing (IST)|
|1||October 17th||Oman vs Papua New Guinea||Group B||3.30pm|
|2||October 17th||Bangladesh vs Scotland||Group B||7.30pm|
|3||October 18th||Ireland vs Netherlands||Group A||3.30pm|
|4||October 18th||Sri Lanka vs Namibia||Group A||7.30pm|
|5||October 19th||Scotland vs Papua New Guinea||Group B||3.30pm|
|6||October 19th||Oman vs Bangladesh||Group B||7.30pm|
|7||October 20th||Namibia vs Netherlands||Group A||3.30pm|
|8||October 20th||Sri Lanka vs Ireland||Group A||7.30pm|
|9||October 21st||Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea||Group B||3.30pm|
|10||October 21st||Oman vs Scotland||Group B||7.30pm|
|11||October 22nd||Namibia vs Ireland||Group A||3.30pm|
|12||October 22nd||Sri Lanka vs Netherlands||Group A||7.30pm|
|13||October 23rd||Australia vs South Africa||Group 1||3.30pm|
|14||October 23rd||England vs West Indies||Group 1||7.30pm|
|15||October 24th||A1 vs B2||Group 1||3.30pm|
|16||October 24th||India vs Pakistan||Group 2||7.30pm|
|17||October 25th||Afghanistan vs B1||Group 2||7.30pm|
|18||October 26th||South Africa vs West Indies||Group 1||3.30pm|
|19||October 26th||Pakistan vs New Zealand||Group 2||7.30pm|
|20||October 27th||England vs B2||Group 1||3.30pm|
|21||October 27th||B1 vs A2||Group 2||7.30pm|
|22||October 28th||Australia vs A1||Group 1||7.30pm|
|23||October 29th||West Indies vs B2||Group 1||3.30pm|
|24||October 29th||Pakistan vs Afghanistan||Group 2||7.30pm|
|25||October 30th||South Africa vs A1||Group 1||3.30pm|
|26||October 30th||Australia vs England||Group 1||7.30pm|
|27||October 31st||Afghanistan vs A2||Group 2||3.30pm|
|28||October 31st||India vs New Zealand||Group 2||7.30pm|
|29||November 1st||England vs A1||Group 1||7.30pm|
|30||November 2nd||South Africa vs B2||Group 1||3.30pm|
|31||November 2nd||Pakistan vs A2||Group 2||7.30pm|
|32||November 3rd||New Zealand vs B1||Group 2||3.30pm|
|33||November 3rd||India vs Afghanistan||Group 2||7.30pm|
|34||November 4th||Australia vs B2||Group 1||3.30pm|
|35||November 4th||West Indies vs A1||Group 1||7.30pm|
|36||November 5th||New Zealand vs A2||Group 2||3.30pm|
|37||November 5th||India vs B1||Group 2||7.30pm|
|38||November 6th||Australia vs West Indies||Group 1||3.30pm|
|39||November 6th||England vs South Africa||Group 1||7.30pm|
|40||November 7th||New Zealand vs Afghanistan||Group 2||3.30pm|
|41||November 7th||Pakistan vs B1||Group 2||7.30pm|
|42||November 8th||India vs A2||Group 2||7.30pm|
|43||November 10th||TBC vs TBC||Semi-final||7.30pm|
|44||November 11th||TBC vs TBC||Semi-final||7.30pm|
|45||November 14th||TBC vs TBC||Final||7.30pm|
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup: teams, format and venues
With four different venues, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will see a total of 45 matches being played in two different rounds. Round 1 will see a total of twelve matches (round-robin format) being played between eight teams split into two groups.
Each of these groups will feature three teams from the 2019 Qualifier and one of the two automatic qualifiers – Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The eight teams in this round are Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, Namibia, Oman and Papua New Guinea. Out of eight teams, four teams will qualify for the group stage. The top seed from Group A and the second seed from Group A will enter Group 1 of the Super 12s, while the top seed from Group B and the second seed from Group A will enter Group 2. The Super 12 stage will witness two groups of six teams each play a round-robin style match with the top two teams from each group progressing to the knock-out stage, which includes the semi-final and a final.
With matches now being held in the four venues of Dubai, Sharjah, Oman and Abu Dhabi, the stakes have changed massively and West Indies will try to become the first team to ever defend their championship.